Will I Get Dvt?

Tue Jan 09, 2001 5:51 pm

i was just watching the news today, and they mentioned that some victims of DVT are going to court in Australia to sue some airlines eg. BA,AC,SQ,(and a whole bunch of others) watching this piece of news reminded me when i took a NW flight from SIN-NRT-LAX.. i have been air-sick since young and would throw up whenever im on the plane, and i like to just stay in my seat throughout the flight as i would feel like sh**.. i also wouldnt drink or eat anything as my body would reject any type of food no matter what.. so i didnt consume(including beverages) anything for 23++ hours or so..
They said in the report that drinking lotsa liquids help, but i dont, so will there be a chance of me getting DVT when i go on long haul flights in the future?
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RE: Will I Get Dvt?

Tue Jan 09, 2001 6:18 pm

Hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of people have flown on long haul flights over the last 30 years and only a handful have ever developed this problem. I would say you have a better chance of a auto accident on the way to the airport.
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RE: Will I Get Dvt?

Tue Jan 09, 2001 8:31 pm

Hi Jon C,

Looking at your age, I can reassure you that you are not at risk of developing deep vein thrombosis (DVT).

You have to remain sitting still/bed resting for prolonged periods of time (talking days/weeks here) before DVT becomes an issue. So, elderly people who may not be as active and mobile as you would have a greater chance of getting DVT.

As mentioned in the post above, the risk of dying in a car accident on your way to the airport is way higher than you dying from DVT.

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Yes You Will Get It....

Tue Jan 09, 2001 10:54 pm

and you will die. And after you die they will put you in the bathroom so the people sitting next to you can have room to stretch out.
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RE: Will I Get Dvt?

Wed Jan 10, 2001 1:22 am

HAHAHA....good one JETPILOT!
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RE: Will I Get Dvt?

Wed Jan 10, 2001 2:53 am

Move yourself around the cabin for ten minutes on each flight and you'll be fine. At least you won't be dead.
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RE: Will I Get Dvt?

Wed Jan 10, 2001 3:06 am

JETPILOT- You have a very sick sence of humor, but I'm LOL !